I think my children have benefitted from the perpetual paparazzi lifestyle they lead. They certainly knew how to have fun in front of a camera 😆
Big up to the Olan Mills photographer though, he really made them enjoy it, even Josie who was a bit on the tired side really. Fran behaved like a model, quite frankly, and the one i got as the free 8×10 is of her, looking like she had just stepped out of a catalogue. Knew i was going to spend a bit -also got a 5×7 of just Josie, a 5X7 of the big 3 and one of all 4 for mum and dad for Xmas, plus some mini’s for cards. Could have had a couple more if i’d been endless rich, but pleased with what i did get.
The one of Fran is great and i’m hoping, now she is heading into a period where he face is going to be under great scutiny by people who want to do things to her, never mind that she is getting towards a more look-conscious age, that it will be a good reminder to her of how beautiful she is. Honestly, just when you think you have nothing to worry about, something new comes along; she could be back into the realms of operations within 6 months now. 🙁 It is such a bummer that it has to be done when they are at such an important age in terms of self-image. It would just about have killed me, at 8, to know i had to have my face fixed some more and that my speech still needed work. I used to curl up with embarrassment at my slight lisp.
Other than that it’s been low-key. Maddy and i did some more words – the -at family, with more sentences, then went through a pack of word cards. She was glowing by the time she realised how many she knew. She is doing very well, in such a different way to how Fran did. Quite amazing. She’s also been drawing a good bit and using DWN. That is having a revival at the moment. And Maddy has alos done some Bear and Penguin maths, making her the most productive today i think.
Fran is reading her way through some Young Puffins, she’s most pleased to have notched up 25 books on her tree. So far today she has drawn an assortments of polar bears, penguins and reindeer and done some more letter maths. She’s not really herself though; the cough and cold thing kept her awake last night.
Off to gym shortly, which will conclude the day. I suppose i’ll have to start thinking about putting an LEA report soon, though i have offered to turn up at Activity World with examples of work and meet him there, just to ring the changes. I quite like writing up a report though, makes me glow with self-satisfaction 😉
Don’t the days end early at this time of year?